If Cisco has a enable username and enable password what is the equivalent term use by HP?

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Since i do not know what type of HP switch you have, the general command to use, as you describe is:

Switch(config)# password manager user-name admin

When pressing enter, you will be prompted to enter password:

New password: ******** 
Please retype new password: ******* 
Switch(config)# write mem

That should be it. The command might change on newer equipment, but i'm not sure.

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    You should note that the user-name option actually sets an alias to that user account. manager can still be used.
    – Zac67
    Apr 23, 2019 at 10:14

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